Last month, N.K. Jemisin's reinvention of complex (heroic) fantasy, complete with flawed gods and many scheming humans, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, made Amazon's Top 10 Best SF/Fantasy for the year at #5. Her follow-up, The Broken Kingdoms, was published this winter and is as good or better.
Along with the other writers who made the list, she's been invited to provide her own list of her favorite reads in 2010. (For these lists, the authors can list either books published in 2010 and enjoyed or just read in 2010 and published earlier, or a mix.) Here's Jemisin's list, with short intro. Some great choices here!